Members of the Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club bring sand bags up the flooded road in an effort to keep the waters for the house. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Vincent and Ann Brady from Lisserdrea, Co Roscommon have not slept for days because they are battling to save their family home as raging flood waters(...)

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